Down The Road Stage 1
Predictions and Analasys
So, the first stage of the tournament is almost here. Let's see what groups we have and what we can expect. By the looks of it, it's going to be a mega-interesting tournament even for the spectators.
Green - Possible Favourite
Yellow - Should take notice
White - Outsider
07.09.2013 19:00 CET
By the looks of this group, favourites for qualifying are Kenwood, Kasha666, weet and GARIK08. Weet will have a tough time fighting the 3 Russians but let's not forget that he's in SiK. In my opinion, there won't be a surprise in this group, and the favourites will qualify without a problem but will kill each other for the 1st place.
07.09.2013 19:30 CET
In this group, things are more interesting. We have one of FoX' best players SkymeX who has ambitions for the 1st place, however I don't think it will be that easy for him. We also see two of SiK's recruits - Vantage and Solu who have big chances for stealing the victory. Solu has second top time on the Buffallo map and Vantage has good times on all maps, it won't be easy to beat them. Philosophy has a good chance too, however he hasn't shown much activity the past days and might have a difficulty. The LSR newbie Avalanche and RW's ^icY might just have the opportunity to get pass the group stage.
07.09.2013 20:00 CET
In Group 3, things are not so clear too. The two SGAs and Evolution won't have a problem with qualifying as I see, but will the GTA.ru owner be able to pass them for the 1st place? The fourth place is uncertain though. I will have to go with either Invisible (because he's from a so and so known clan uDkA :D) or TRaiNo# who I saw racing today and I will say he has chances. Yet we don't know what the two other outsiders of the group have to say.
07.09.2013 20:30 CET
Group 4, 100% favourites are Giuvannaru91 and BurN. They are both very experienced racers and I don't think they'll fuck up (unless they don't show up ofc ). For the 3rd and 4th place Demetr1us, XLR8 and Tupac will have to sort out who will continue to the next stage. I think Tupac has most chances because he used to be in SiK and was so and so good.
Group 5: Mini-group of hell.
08.09.2013 19:00 CET
Here we have the pride of SiK - FuriouS who trains 24/7 because he has no social life that is a favourite for qualifying but according to him he will not win, because there are bigger no-lifers than him in his group. FuriouS will have to face his fellow Bulgarian OMEGA who appears to show good skill. Not only that but ex-SiK member fatpaul will also cause trouble. The two EFOs are also very skillful and Fura will have a tough time beating them. Ex-LSR Smol should not be forgotten as well. He's one of the good players from GTA.ru.
Group 6: Group 666
08.09.2013 19:30 CET
Yes it truly is hell in that group. Who the fuck would wanna race against Shelby? Good thing H!J@CK didnt join this group or it's curtains even if you train 24/7. Shelby is definately a favourite in this group (He's a favourite to win the tournament but nvm.) D4vy is not in his best form (His words) but I dont think he will have problem with qualifying. SGA Sandking Master Tann might steal the win too. For some strange reason there is only 1 SKC member in the tournament - ViRuS. Silent and Vladimir are good racers too but I don't think they have big chances of qualifying with such good racers in their group.
08.09.2013 20:00 CET
Another competitive group. No doubt Aveng3r (Krasavec No.1) is the favourite for the win in this group. For 2nd place I think Shift and TwiXXXie will have a battle. Shift is really good at street maps, but the Romanian won't go down without a fight. Ex-LSRs SANTA and Eidolon are gonna have a reunion beating each other for the 4th place. I also saw this outsider - The_Jocker who is also good and with a little luck he might take the 4th place.
08.09.2013 20:30 CET
And the last group 8. You are lucky you're not in Ashe's position. He has really serious opponents. JKMW, APFEL and FuZ are the biggest threats, but let's not forget FERrum and the only MgC participant - YFZ, they too have chances. APFEL has been inactive lately due to work and will surely not be in his best form. FuZ and JKMW are definately going to race for the gold. The Tunisian MgC has tops on some of the maps and he just might take the 4th place from FERrum.
So, this concludes the prediction. However anything can happen. Don't think that just because you wear the SiK, SGA etc. tag you will win. You don't know what can happen. Predicting MTA-Race is like predicting weather - it never goes as planned.
Preview by FuriouS.